I am considering buying an old building , renovating it and opening hostel in Portugal.
Just to introduce myself, I have been born in Poland but have lived in USA for many years, first 10 years in San Francisco now 10 years in Hawaii.
I am considering moving to Portugal with my wife and my daughter.
I have been in construction business here in USA for many years but understand starting new projects in a new country will be a challenge.
I still would like to buy an old building and renovate it , not because I love it :-) but I know in the long run with my experience this is effort very well spent.
I am a kitesurfer and a surfer, ideally I would like to live no farther than 50km from Peniche and no more than 50km from Lisbon.
I dont think I can afford Lisbon.
I speak Spanish, I am learning Portuguese :-) very slowly Haha
I have been doing research about permits and other details.
I would appreciate very much if you can spend some time and advise what to expect.If you do not have detailed info about Portugal that's OK, any advise is great. :-)
I am planning to sell my condo here in USA where I live, this is a big move and great change not only for me by my family.
We have been very fortunate to be able to live on the island of Oahu, Hawaii , which is very nice place to live but I have moved many times in my life and feel next move will awake my soul again.
Hawaii is extremely expensive and vacation rentals are not permitted. Airbnb is illegal, a lot of people do it but mostly just one room in your own house which is still illegal, local people are very much against is.
I really appreciate it.
Rafal and Lili